06/26/16 10:49am

Single car accident in the Del Ray neighborhood of Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

A single-vehicle crash tied up traffic on Mount Vernon Avenue about 8:00 AM this morning (Sunday, June 26) in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia.

The crash happened in the 2000 block of Mt. Vernon Avenue in front of the Evening Star Cafe.

According to sources, the driver was taken to the hospital. It is unclear the extent of the driver’s injuries or what caused the crash.

Single car accident in the Del Ray neighborhood of Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, Virginia

(Photo credits Beau)

06/26/16 7:54am

Boil water

This is an update to this post. As we told you first, Virginia American Water had issued a boil water advisory for the Landmark and Van Dorn neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia surrounding last week ‘s massive water main break.

Now, the advisory has been lifted on Sunday morning.

06/25/16 11:40am

Alexandria Aces

With a win last night,  the Alexandria Aces are back over .500 and look to continue improving their record against the Big Train, against whom they recorded a win last Wednesday. The Big Train currently lead the South division by one game over the Aces.

You can read the full game preview online.

The first pitch at Shirley Povich Field is at 7:30 PM in Bethesda. You can also follow the game live on Twitter (@Alexandria_Aces) or tune into Aces Radio.

The Aces offer highly competitive games at an affordable price with most tickets priced at $5 for adults and $3 for kids. You get decent baseball for a quarter of the price it costs to go to a Nationals or Orioles game. You can’t beat that. The players aren’t quite at the minor league level, but the level of play is REALLY good.

You can find the Aces 2016 schedule at this link.

See you this season at Frank Mann Field!

06/25/16 11:23am

Divine Nail Spa located at 506 John Carlyle Street in Alexandria, Virginia
Divine Nail and Spa, with two locations in the Northern Virginia area, is soon opening in Alexandria, Virginia. The new location will be at 506 John Carlyle Street next door to Sweet Fire Donna’s. The spa offers manicures, pedicures, and spa treatments.

We had heard this was to be a May 2016 opening and will keep tabs on it.

They have a Facebook page as well. Give Carlyle’s newest business a like.

To see other future openings in Alexandria, click this link.

06/25/16 9:52am

Crime-Scene stabbing

The Alexandria Police Department is investigating a felonious assault (stabbing) in the 3600 block of Edison Street in the Arlandria neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia. The incident occurred overnight in the early morning hours.

The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

No details were released on the attack.

‘Felonious Assault’ is defined as an assault that involved (A) a dangerous weapon with intent to cause bodily injury (i.e., not merely to frighten) with that weapon; (B) serious bodily injury; or (C) an intent to commit another felony.

06/24/16 6:33pm
Alexandria, Virginia Police Chief Earl Cook

Photo credit: Jim Craige

Alexandria Police Chief Earl L. Cook to Retire

Police Chief Earl L. Cook is retiring after more than 37 years of service to the City of Alexandria, effective October 1.

“Chief Cook has devoted his entire career to this community, and we are indebted to him for his dedication and service,” said City Manager Mark B. Jinks. “Alexandria’s high quality of life and historically low crime rates are due in large part to Chief Cook’s leadership and the outstanding staff under his decades of command.”

Cook began as a police academy recruit in January 1979. Upon graduation, he worked in patrol and criminal investigations through 1989. Over the next six years, he was promoted to sergeant, lieutenant, captain, and assistant chief. As assistant chief, he managed the criminal investigations bureau, and was named deputy chief in that role three years later. In 2006, he rose to the position of executive deputy chief, serving as second in command; acting for the chief in his absence; and providing significant direction on the police department’s policy and budget. In 2009, Cook became the first African American in the City’s history to serve as chief of police, assuming command of more than 400 officers and civilians.

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